Teaching Certification Programs

These programs in New York City offer certification for public school teachers. The requirements we list here were accurate when we last checked, but these kinds of details change and it’s best to contact any institution you may be interested in directly to find out about the latest information about their particular requirements and deadlines.

Keep in mind that New York City government funds New York City Teaching Fellows, a program whose many benefits include tuition for promising teachers who wish to get certified and get accepted to this program. This is a great way to reduce the financial burden of certification as well as to build a community of fellow teachers committed to good public education.

Adelphi University offers an M.A. in English Education in primary and adolescent programs. It requires 30 credits in college-level English courses with no lower than a B in any course.

Bankstreet College of Education offers and M.A. in Early Childhood or Childhood Education and an M.A. in Childhood Education and Literacy Specialist. This program equires a GPA of 3.0 along with “depth and breadth in the liberal arts and sciences.”

Teachers College, Columbia University offers an M.A. in English Education. It requires 24 credits in English across range of content areas and a high GPA.

Brookyn College, CUNY offers an M.S. in a variety of fields: Early Childhood EducationChildhood EducationChildhood Education: Bilingual ExtensionChildhood Education: Science and Environmental Education, Teachers of Students with DisabilitiesAdolescence Education and Special Subjects, andSchool CounselingSchool Psychology, and Educational Leadership. Requirements vary by each individual program, so it’s best to check directly with the College.

City College, CUNY offers an M.S. in Early Childhood or Childhood Education, and an M.A. in English Education. The program requires 24 credits in English courses (3.0 GPA) and a 2.75 GPA overall. Applicants must submit their LAST (Liberal Arts and Sciences Test of the NYSTCE) scores.

College of Staten Island, CUNY requires at least six approved credits each in English, history, mathematics, and science, and an overall GPA at or above 3.0. The Department of Education offers programs leading to the Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Childhood Education, Adolescence Education, Special Education Childhood (1-6), Special Education Adolescence Generalist (7-12), and the Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate for Leadership in Education.

Hunter College, CUNY offers an M.A in Early Childhood or Childhood Education, and an M.A. in Adolescent English Education. The program requires 2.8 GPA , 24 credits of advanced English courses, 6 credits in language other than English, 6 credits in social studies, 3 credits in arts, and 12 credits in math and science.

Lehman College, CUNY offers an M.S. Ed Early Childhood and Childhood EducationMiddle and High School EducationCounseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education.

NYU Steinhardt offers an M.A. in English Education (grades 7-12). The program requires 30 credits in college-level English courses.